What if we fight all the time?

By Barbara Rainey | October 1, 2018 | 10 Comments

Dear Barbara — “What if we fight all the time? It seems like that’s all we ever do anymore: nitpick about everything, look for the worst in each other, and are ready to duke it out daily. What can we do?” First, let me assure you: you’re not alone! Earlier this month on September 2, […]

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When You Want to Get Even

By Barbara Rainey | July 30, 2018 | 8 Comments

Remember the story of Cain and Abel? I’ve always marveled that Cain actually heard the voice of God speak to him, out loud I presume, about his bad attitude. I believe if I heard God say to me, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen?” that I would have listened and not […]

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Dear Barbara, How do I convince my husband to change?

By Barbara Rainey | July 16, 2018 | 16 Comments

Dear Barbara, How do I convince my husband to change? There are certain areas we’ve been fighting about for years now. And I really am right. How can I get him to see it?  The moment I married Dennis I knew I was in for an adventure. He wasn’t just different in his interests. His […]

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Why Easter Matters to Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | March 19, 2018 | 23 Comments

One of my greatest faults that shows up too often in our marriage is my firstborn perfectionism. When my husband tells a story but doesn’t get the details right, I barge in to correct him. Well, not publicly. But I file away the errors to sort out with him later. I’ve also found plenty of […]

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We Still Do!

By Barbara Rainey | February 9, 2018 | 4 Comments

We who live in America often repeat the pledge of allegiance to the flag as a way of saying we are all united. Likewise in marriage, it is always helpful to remember and even restate the promises we made on our wedding day. Just as remembering the promises of God helps us regain our focus, […]

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